Every Sunday, The Whistler and North Coast Brewing team up to present our favorite jazz artists at The Patron Saint of Jazz series. Tonight we celebrate the release of Case-fitter’s new album, which was recorded live at the Whistler during the band’s 2017 residency.
A Case-fitter is a craftsman who assembles the different parts of the watch case to house the movement in its exact dimensions. Guitarist Jeff Swanson’s newest project looks at this concept from a musician’s standpoint and allows a wide range of influences to make it’s way into the repertoire. Accompanied by some of Chicago’s finest open-minded musicians, the group explores improvisations and sound collages while piecing together Swanson’s compositions in real-time. An early preview of their album is available below via Whistler Records.
The core Case-fitter lineup is:
- Jeff Swanson — guitar, electronics, compositions
- Lane Beckstrom — electric bass
- Greg Artry — drums
North Coast Brewing is a proud supporter of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. For every case of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale sold, North Coast Brewing makes a contribution to the Institute in support of jazz education. To date they’ve contributed over one million dollars to the Institute.
(band photo by Jacob Hand)